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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Clay Gemmill; Paul Thomlinson
All Authors for this paper: Clay Gemmill; Paul Thomlinson
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: Responses to recent school shootings and violence often miss the mark in that they do not address the need for "safety from within" or prevention efforts targeting the social, emotional, and behavioral problems that are very often precursors to school attacks. A collaborative project providing school-based services in Springfield, Missouri has directly addressed the concept of Òsafety from withinÓ through the provision of preventative, responsive mental health services in district middle and high schools. The program has decreased discipline referrals and drug and alcohol related offenses and shown improvements in problem severity, hopefulness, and behavioral health functioning.
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007
Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM